​ How are you measuring yourself?

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Oh, don’t worry; we wouldn’t dare say that we are as wonderful as these other men who tell you how important they are! But they are only comparing themselves with each other, using themselves as the standard of measurement. How ignorant! 2 Corinthians 10:12

 

Ouch!

Paul, Paul, Paul… You gotta love him. Paul was having a hard time with some of the people in Corinth but in reading this verse recently it brought to mind a situation I found myself in a few months ago.

A friend made a comment that she wished her husband was more like X (x meaning someone else). I smiled and said, I am sure that he wishes you were more like Y.

She turned to look at me with shock and after a couple of seconds we both started laughing our heads off. She then said, “Okay, okay… that was wrong of me.”

I gently noted that it was.

But it is so easy to fall in to the comparison game. We compare ourselves with others, or compare others with someone else.

Paul’s statement to the Corinthians is basically a reminder that it is foolish to compare ourselves and other people with human beings… our comparison should be with God. We shouldn’t be striving to seek the approval of humans, but our highest goal is to be approved by God.

Food for thought: What or who do you measure yourself against? Who or what do you measure others? Why are you measuring others… is your heart in the right place?

Prayer: Faithful God, your word warns us that in the same way we judge others, we will be judged, and with the measure we use, it will be measured to us (Matthew 7:2). Forgive us when we turn away from you to find approval of men. May our own goals and aspirations measure up and be approved by you. May we seek to live Godly lives and by doing so plant seeds and nurture others to live according to your will. In Jesus name. Amen

May God’s mercy, grace and peace be with you.

Published by godlywoman911

I became a Christian at a young age and baptized at the age of 13. My journey has been bittersweet. A majority of my life I have been a Christian. But not a Godly Woman. After many failures, tears and tribulation I realized that something in my Christian life had to change. No longer can I profess that I am a Christian but don’t show daily that Christ lives in me! No longer can I claim that I am HIS child when my thoughts, actions and deeds were not overflowing with HIS love. No longer could I live the way I was living and not seek him daily in prayer, scripture and worship. As the Lord blessed me with that knowledge I felt him also calling me to write my journey and share my thoughts, learning and mistakes with others. Hence the reason for 911. Not only was it a crises in my life to become a Godly Woman but as I delved into scripture to understand how to be Godly, I realized that we are living in crazy world where the desire to be Godly was no longer important. Many boast that they are a Christian and weekly attend Church, but lack the Godly qualities that Christ seeks in ALL of his followers. My deepest desire is to serve Christ faithfully, obey HIM joyfully, trust HIM always, seek HIM eternally and become his close friend so that I can share in his truth and knowledge. I pray that this blog blesses you and provide you with the strength, courage and wisdom to be a Godly Man or Woman.

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